As part of their FW2015 Vision of Beauty Volume.02 Collection, Shu Uemura has released their
There are a total of 4 shades, each going at SGD$33, but I will be reviewing 3! From the Central range there is City Neon and Avenue Sunset; whilst from the Supreme Shine range there is Brick Burgundy.
City Neon: Reminds me of a Barbie kind of pink – not so warm, I would say this is slightly blue toned. Suitable for either very fair skinned or tan skinned tones! I can imagine using this for a doe-eyed fresh look with highlighter on the cheeks and some mascara for the eyes.
Avenue Sunset: A very pretty warm coral. I think this is great for any skin tone actually! It’s not that bold if you go for one swipe (above is about 2) and is wearable for everyday. It’s not so much a glossy finish but definitely a little lustrous. I can imagine this with strongly-lined eyes.
Brick Burgundy: Though it’s the darkest color of the lot and the name suggests a rich burgundy, it’s actually closer to a dark berry. It’s also the sheerest and glossiest (took 3 swipes to get the intensity above), which I’m guessing is because the lipstick is focusing on the shine. I was hoping it might be more opaque, but the color is just so beautiful, it more than makes up for it. Also great for any skin tone!
Can you guess what my favorite color is already? Haha, I’m a sucker for berries and wine, so it has to be the Brick Burgundy as seen in this photo! I’ve actually been wearing this color to death – for work, for events for everything! I think it really makes my medium skin tone look fairer and my face looks so fresh when I’ve got this on!
I’m very much in love with the moisturizing factor of this lipstick though I guess that due to the hydration it offers that it doesn’t last too long on the lips. There is slight transfer when I eat/drink, but I don’t mind because a slight tint still remains. It doesn’t really bother me to reapply after eating anyway 🙂 I suggest getting these if you’re looking for a day-to-night lipstick to take with you to work: sheer enough to look professional in the work place but also great to wear out for dinners with some layering.
Thank you Shu Uemura for sending me these gorgeous lippies – my dry lips feel very quenched! xx